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Title: Satanic Temple Wins IRS Recognition as an Official House of Worship
Source: Bloomberg
URL Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti ... d-as-official-house-of-worship
Published: Apr 27, 2019
Author: Lynnley Browning
Post Date: 2019-04-27 07:00:34 by Hondo68
Keywords: None
Views: 150
Comments: 4

  • Salem-based group no longer required to file returns with IRS
  • GOP wants repeal of rule banning politics in worship places


    Lucien Greaves stands outside the Salem courthouse.
    Photographer: Josh Reynolds for The Washington Post via Getty Images

    Many Americans regard paying taxes as a necessary evil. If they want to worship Satan, now the IRS has officially given them a tax-exempt place to do so.

    The Internal Revenue Service has granted the same non-profit status given to churches, synagogues and mosques to The Satanic Temple, an organization in Salem, Massachusetts, that calls itself America’s first devil-worshiping church. It is now protected by federal laws governing churches that operate as charities.

    In a statement this week announcing the status, the group called itself “a non-theistic religious organization dedicated to Satanic practice and the promotion of Satanic rights.” Based in the town that hosted the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century, the statement added that the group “understands the Satanic figure as a symbol of man’s inherent nature, representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom rather than a supernatural deity or being.”

    Before the ruling, the IRS regarded the group as a “religious organization,” not as a full-fledged church with a place of worship. Churches are generally exempt from filing federal returns under the tax code.

    An IRS spokesman declined to comment. Public IRS data on tax-exempt organizations reflect that The Satanic Temple has church status.

    The move comes as some Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence have promised to roll back the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 Internal Revenue Code provision that prohibits tax-exempt groups, including churches, from endorsing or opposing political candidates or engaging in political activities.

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That call hasn’t been included in an $11.3 billion IRS funding bill for fiscal 2020 that’s stalled over arguments about funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

The Trump administration has criticized the IRS’s granting of nonprofit church status to the Church of Scientology.

Last year in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Satanic Temple placed a statue of the goat-headed creature Baphomet at the state’s capitol to voice support for the removal of a monument to the Ten Commandments.

Statue of Baphomet at the state’s capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas on Aug. 16, 2018.
Photographer: Hannah Grabenstein/AP Photo

‘Human Conscience’

Still, the Temple’s mission appears to have some mainstream religious strains. The goals are “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will,” the statement said.

Lucien Greaves, a co-founder of the church, said in the statement that the group’s effort to seek tax-exempt status as a church was inspired by the efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment.

“As ‘the religious’ are increasingly gaining ground as a privileged class, we must ensure that this privilege is available to all, and that superstition doesn’t gain exclusive rights over non-theistic religions," Greaves said. Greaves, whose phone number contains a 6-6-6-, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.


Poster Comment:

If the GOP gets it's way, Satanic Houses of Worship will soon be able to preach the wonders Bernie & Donnell tax free.

Won't that be wonderful? (2 images)

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#1. To: Hondo68 (#0)

Un-believable.

In-Your-Face advocacy, worship AND ENDORSEMENT of Baphomet/Satan has become viral across America. (This as Confederate Statues are deemed "offensive" and removed, or Christian symbolism is covered up for 0bama's speeches.)

If this doesn't prove the USA is currently hijacked by NWO-Luciferians who are actual satanists, nothing does. America has indeed cursed itself.

Satanist Liar Rep:

The goals are “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.”

Lol. Chyeah, right.

Liberator  posted on  2019-04-27   13:41:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Hondo68 (#0)

If the GOP gets it's way, Satanic Houses of Worship will soon be able to preach...

Bizarre.

Q: You DO know it's the Democrats Party that supports ALL subversion, right? Queer, legislative protection for perversions, the criminals, and monsters? Naah, nevermind. You're clueless.

Return to your usual hopeless delusion and (presumed) electroshock therapy. Hit the Maximum Overdrive button.

Liberator  posted on  2019-04-27   13:47:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Liberator, Hondo68 (#2)

Bizarre.

I am worried about you, Liberator. Your flat earth society concepts sicken me.

buckeroo  posted on  2019-04-27   14:31:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Liberator (#2) (Edited)

If the GOP gets it's way, Satanic Houses of Worship will soon be able to preach the wonders [of] Bernie & Donnell tax free.

Won't that be wonderful?

I'm going to start with answering my own question, summarized as - should freedom of religion be tax free?

YES, it's in the Constitution (BOR). You may not like what they're preaching but they've got as much right to preach it as you do your faith. It's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion!

End the IRS, end the FED.


Hondo68  posted on  2019-04-27   15:02:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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